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Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor

By Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks

Format: Paperback

SKU# Y0051

Paint Lively, Expressive Watercolor Portraits

You’ll Love this Watercolor Book If:

  • You want to master creating realistic faces in your portraits
  • You want to unlock the secrets of working with watercolor paints
  • You want to learn how to paint portraits in watercolor
  • You want to know what painting supplies & materials are best for painting portraits
Want to unlock the secrets of painting with watercolor? Like painting portraits but you’re not getting the results you want? With Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor you’ll learn the watercolor tips & tricks you’ll need to capture the emotion & personality of your portrait subject. Great for beginners, this guide includes step-by-step lessons from Carrie & Rick. Follow along as they share their 30 years of painting experience with you.

Detailed demonstrations and lots of tips and sidebars help you avoid mistakes, stay loose and have fun!

In This Watercolor Book You’ll Learn:

  • How to handle watercolors with confidence using washes, masking, underpainting and a "less-is-more" approach
  • How to map out great compositions by using grids, transferring the drawing, choosing colors and applying masking in the right places
  • How to paint beautiful hair in all styles, colors and textures by building tones gradually

Watch now as Carrie Stuart Parks opens up the pages of Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor and gives you some take-home tips along the way!

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Carrie & Rick will also teach you how to convey light and dark values with precision to create a lifelike portrait and avoid common watercolor painting mistakes. A whole chapter is dedicated to helping you fix mistakes & make the most of those “oops” moments!

Leave your frustration and fear of watercolor in the past. With Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks you have all the guidance you need to paint the faces you love with skill and style. Get started today!

A Word From the Authors:

”In this book, I’m sharing my particular style and thoughts on painting portraits in watercolor. It isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea. For example, I like watercolor to look like watercolors- juicy, wet-on-wet paintings that involve the imagination of the viewer. I get excited about a painting that looks like it was just snatched back from the edge of disaster with a masterful stroke. As such, I’m not trying to nail down the exact skin shade or the tightest representation of every eyelash. I like my paintings to be loose. This may push you out of your comfort zone when all you really want to do is paint a portrait of your precious granddaughter and not have her mother stop speaking to you for six months. Don’t stress. It’s always easier to get tight in your painting.” –Carrie & Rick Parks
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SKU Y0051
Additional Feature 200 Color Illustrations, 100 Black & White Illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks
File/Trim Size 8'.5'w x 11''h
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440309045
Number Of Pages 128

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